Airbus A220 News
JetBlue wants to cross the Atlantic with A220
- 29 August 2018 -
JetBlue (USA) is considering transatlantic flights with the Airbus A220 (ex Bombardier CS300).
The airline recently ordered 60 A220s and took option on a further 60. In an interview with The Points Guy (TPG), JetBlue's new president and chief operating officer, Joanna Geraghty, and her boss, chief executive officer Robin Hayes, say that they ponder about crossing the Atlantic, both with the A220 and with the bigger A321LR, which it also considers to order.
The Airbus A220 is primarily a relatively small short-haul airliner, but it offers transcontinental and even transatlantic range. JetBlue sees good opportunities for connections to Europe from Boston and New York to London and Paris.
The airline has not made any decisions yet and there also isn't a timeline. 'Someday' JetBlue will fly to Europe, it says. When it is about premium class, JetBlue thinks it can offer a better product for a much lower price and still be very profitable. JetBlue says the airlines currently flying over the atlantic charge 'obscene' premium class fares. In other words: the market is 'ripe for disruption'. (Image: Airbus)
Apart from the A220, EgyptAir currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft and has 15 A320neo aircraft on order. (Photo: Airbus)